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Fatality #7 - April 18, 2008

Accident Classification: Machinery
Location: Little Toby Mine, Pennsylvania
Mine Controller: Rosebud Mining Company
Mine Type: Underground
Mined Material: Coal (Bituminous)
Incident Date/Time: April 18, 2008 01:30 pm

COAL MINE FATALITY - On Friday, April 18, 2008, a 43-year old continuous miner operator with 3� years experience was fatally injured while operating a continuous miner with an attached mobile bridge conveyor system. As the victim was positioning the continuous miner in a crosscut turning right, the inby mobile bridge operator felt an unusual bouncing of the bridge and failed to get a radio response from the miner operator. The bridge operator shut the system down using the emergency stop switch and crawled toward the face and discovered the victim pinned between the basket of the bridge and the left rib.